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Iowa Safe Schools Hosts First Ever Transgender Education Summit

Des Moines, IA (October 25th, 2017)- Iowa Safe Schools will host Iowa’s first ever Transgender Education Summit on Friday, November 17th, 2017.  The summit will provide Iowa educators with the opportunity and tools to improve their school’s culture and climate surrounding transgender individuals. Iowa Safe Schools Executive Director, Nate Monson, who is available for interviews, released the following statement.

“10% of transgender students will attempt suicide during their lifetimes. This Summit will provide tools and resources for educators, administrators and schools officials on creating safe and inclusive environments for transgender students across Iowa. Furthermore, this is monumental in equipping educators with increased mental health awareness amongst students and providing active solutions for at-risk individuals. At the end of the day, it is about keeping ALL of our kids safe no matter their gender identity or sexual orientation.”

The Transgender Education Summit will be held on Friday, November 17th, 2017 at the Embassy Suites in Des Moines. The Summit is in a workshop style format, with 12 experts presenting on topics from Mental Health in the Transgender Community to What (Not) to Say and When (Not) to Say It: Being an Ally in the Classroom. License renewal and other professional credits available. For more information please visit http://www.iowasafeschools.org/tes2017/ . Follow the Transgender Summit on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter with #TransSummit17

 

About Iowa Safe Schools

Iowa Safe schools is the largest LGBTQ statewide organization and provides safe, supportive, and nurturing learning environments and communities for LGBTQ youth through education, outreach, and advocacy.

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